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What skills do you need for GEOG 2? As well as knowing all about population, rivers and flooding you also need to make sure you brush up on these skills…
Basic skills annotation of illustrative material, base maps, sketch maps, OS maps, diagrams, graphs, sketches, photographs etc use of overlays literacy skills.
How could we annotate this extract to show the key drainage features?
How could we annotate this photo to explain the process of meander formation?
How could we use an annotated diagram to show how waterfalls form?
Investigative skills identification of geographical questions and issues, and effective approaches to enquiry identification, selection and collection of quantitative and qualitative evidence from primary sources including fieldwork) and secondary sources processing, presentation, analysis and interpretation of evidence drawing conclusions and showing an awareness of the validity of conclusions evaluation risk assessment and identification of strategies for minimising health and safety risks in undertaking fieldwork.
Cartographic skills atlas maps base maps sketch maps Ordnance Survey maps at a variety of scales maps with located proportional symbols – squares, circles, semi-circles, bars maps showing movement – flow lines, desire lines and trip lines detailed town centre plans choropleth, isoline and dot maps.
OS map skills If your OS map skills are a bit rusty, visit http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzo ne/ to brush up on them – there are some fun games to try. http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzo ne/
Graphical skills line graphs – simple, comparative, compound and divergent bar graphs – simple, comparative, compound and divergent scatter graphs – and use of best fit line pie charts and proportional divided circles triangular graphs kite and radial diagrams logarithmic scales dispersion diagrams.
Can you draw a pie chart? Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W60F_517PVY&feature=related to remind you if you can’t remember how to do this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W60F_517PVY&feature=related
What are triangular graphs? When are they useful?
What is a logarithmic scale? Why do geographers use this?
ICT skills use of remotely sensed data – photographs, digital images including those captured by satellite use of databases, eg census data, Environment Agency data; meteorological office data use of geographical information systems (GIS) presentation of text and graphical and cartographic images using ICT
What does remotely sensed data look like? How can we use it?
What are geographical information systems (GIS)?
Statistical skills measures of central tendency – mean, mode, median measures of dispersion – interquartile range and standard deviation Spearman’s rank correlation test application of significance level in inferential statistical results.
What are mean, median and mode? Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2obAP wfqk to remind you what these different averages are – it is fab! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2obAP wfqk Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIU9xc1SS R4 to remind you how to calculate the median and interquartile range – it isn’t as funky, but is very clear. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIU9xc1SS R4
How do geographers use Spearman’s rank correlation? See http://www.slideshare.net/prioryman/gcse- geography-how-and-why-to-use-spearmans- rank to review how to calculate a spearman’s rank correlation and how to find out how significant the correlation is. http://www.slideshare.net/prioryman/gcse- geography-how-and-why-to-use-spearmans- rank